Our students come from all over the United States to experience Drake Law School's one-of-a-kind legal education.
Meet some of our students and learn about the opportunities they've had to gain practical experience before graduation.
Raziel Argueta, Phoenix, Ariz.
Raziel Argueta comes from a family of immigrants. Today, he is a second-year Drake Law student and a law clerk at the Law Office of Sonia Parras, PLLC in Des Moines, Iowa, where he works on immigration cases.
"I wanted to practice in a field where I could wake up everyday and feel a sense of purpose."
Hannah Weeg, Urbandale, Iowa
Hannah Weeg spent the summer in The Netherlands interning for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations court of law prosecuting war crimes that took place in the 1990s.
"This internship helped me in achieving my goals because it provided me with great international experience."
Torii Millet, Los Angeles, Calif.
California-native Torii Millet never pictured herself in Iowa. Now a Drake 3L, she is a student leader and has accepted a clerkship for the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.
"I was getting calls and emails from faculty as soon as I was accepted to Drake Law School. Things are much more personalized here."
Thomas Tolbert, Wichita, Kan.
As a third-year Drake Law student, Thomas Tolbert tried six felony jury trials during his internship with the Polk County Attorney’s Office in Des Moines, Iowa.
"It’s pretty exciting. Being able to get up in front of a jury and give your opening statement gives you confidence that you can do anything."
Jenna Kirsch, Humboldt, Iowa
When Jenna Kirsch was a senior in high school, she met U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley during a trip to Washington, D.C. Eight years later, Kirsch spent the summer in D.C. working as Grassley’s legislative intern.
"It was a great experience. I met a lot of people and had great networking opportunities."